Successfully just got my first question answered on here, and now time for the second. So I recently gained interest in particle physics and was wondering.
By no means do I have the mathematical background to understand most of the math used in elementary particle physics. (I mean I am 5 years into college for computer science, but still most of it is hardXcore stats + hardXcore multi-variable stuff which is uncomprehensible to most)
My current knowledge is of all the elementary particles and how they interact and build upon each other to build the macroscopic world. I am just starting into trying to understand the forces and how they work. I just now a few days ago understand why nucleuses don't blow apart (residual forces).
So will I be able to continue foreward and understand more in particle physics or should I stop now and start learning probability theory and whatever else I might need?
Is there a place where I can start to learn the maths? Is there a place where I can learn all the maths but on a novice level?
Quick note/question/insight into my knowledge level: The coolest thing I have seen/understood is how the electromagnetic force works. (please correct me if I am wrong) Photons bounce back and fourth between particles in atoms creating the force field? So the thing keep my hand from gonig through the keys as I type is the electromagnetic force, specifically photons.
A novice question I drew from that the first time I saw it was, but why is there no light I can see when I touch something then? (because the photons never hit your eyeball!)